Combining comfort and durability, dungarees are an essential workwear staple. But partnered with the right elements, they're great for play too. However, it’s not always easy to know what to wear with dungarees, so you might have been put off in the past.
Whether you want a summer alternative to denim cut-offs or a different take on traditional jeans, dungarees are the ideal choice. Here's our guide to making this American classic one of your go-to items.
Taking their name from the Hindi word ‘dungri’ (which was a cotton cloth used in making clothes for the workers of 17th Century Bombay), dungarees have become a staple of American style. With our Dickies® Bib Overall, we turned this workwear icon into a fashion must-have. Today, our dungarees are still built to last, while offering you a durable foundation to outfits for all occasions.
How do you dress up dungarees?
When it comes to dressing up dungarees, it’s hard to know what to wear, but there are certain garments that go perfectly well like a blazer or roll-neck top. You could also wear your dungarees differently to dress them up, for example by rolling up the legs.
Get creative with accessories
Dungarees are ideal for festival season, giving you that laidback look with added comfort. Get festival-ready by adding in some retro accessories - check out thisbold bum bag - double the pockets, double the fun.
Roll up the legs
Roll up the legs on your dungarees and add some high heels for a classic evening look with a twist, or opt for bright block heels to really make a statement. For men, a bold or patterned pair of socks paired with your favourite trainers makes for a casual and stylish look. Look how well Pamela Anderson pulled this off...
Try a roll-neck top
Wear a roll-neck top in muted tones underneath your dungarees for a timeless look with added warmth. For additional layers, you can team this look with a slim fit blazer.
Go double denim
A firm favourite in the 90s, double denim is making a comeback. Pair your dungarees with a contrasting denim shirt for a look that's on-trend and effortless. Alternatively, a denim jacket will work equally well with a bold t-shirt underneath.
You can’t go wrong with a crisp, white tee. But, if a collar is your style, opt for a polo shirt in a bold colour instead.